WA police have win in Evil 8 case, judge rules video will not be thrown out

WA police have win in Evil 8 case, judge rules video will not be thrown out

Two WA detectives who illegally detained a suspect have avoided the embarrassment of having the key evidence of a video interview thrown out in the notorious Evil 8 child sex abuse case.Alfred John Impicciatore, 46, charged over the high-profile abuse of a 13-year-old girl pimped out by her own father, argued his video confession should be inadmissible because it was made beyond the six-hour limit of detention.
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District Court Justice Vicki Stewart ruled that the legal breach, in which a detective involved in the case rather than an independent officer signed off on extending Impicciatore’s arrest, was not serious enough to justify throwing out the evidence. Photo: Supplied However, District Court Justice Vicki Stewart ruled that the legal breach, in which a detective involved in the case rather than an independent officer signed off on extending Impicciatore’s arrest, was not serious enough to justify throwing out the evidence.​WA Police Senior Detective John McTernan had authorised a request by another detective in his squad, Natalie Wymen, to extend the detention of Alfred John Impicciatore, 46, beyond the six-hour limit.
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Eight men were originally named in the notorious case, with the group dubbed the “Evil 8″ by media, but one of them was not charged with offences related to the girl, who was abused when she was aged between 11 and 13. Photo: Tanya Lake However, Detective Sergeant McTernan was involve…